Tips ‘N’ Tricks – Windows – Quickest Way to Lock your Computer

Its usual practice for anyone using a computer to lock the computer when they are away for a short amount of time so that they can use the computer immediately after their return without any delay. In this tip we will see 3 different approaches to lock your computer.

Approach 1 (Using a shortcut)

  • Right click in an empty area on your desktop, point to New and click shortcut.
  • In the Create Shortcut dialog box, copy the following into Type the location of the item text box:
    rundll32 user32.dll LockWorkStation.
  • Click Next.
  • In Type a name for this shortcut, type LOCK (Your convenient name) and Click Finish.
  • Now just Double click on that icon each time you want to lock your computer

Approach 2 (Ctrl-Alt-Del)

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+Del.
  • Click on Lock Computer in the dialog box (resulting screen in case of Windows 7).

Approach 3 (My Favorite Approach)

  • Press Windows + L

Locking a computer is as simple as that 🙂

Take a look at the other Tips and Tricks in this Series on Tips, Tricks, Techniques, and Shortcuts to Improve Productivity, and Design and Coding Skills.


About Dattatrey Sindol (Datta)

Datta is a Microsoft BI Enthusiast, passionate developer, and a blogger. View Full Profile

Posted on May 16, 2012, in Computers, Keyboard Shortcuts, Shortcuts, Tips 'N' Tricks, Windows, Windows Shortcuts, Windows Tips and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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